The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), the ASEAN Regional Integration Support from the EU (ARISE Plus) and the ASEAN Secretariat are jointly organising the ASEAN-ESCAP-ARISE Plus Joint Webinar on “Streamlining Customs Formalities for International Railway Transport among the ASEAN Member States” to be held on 17-18 February 2022 via video conference.
The objectives of the webinar are to share information and good practices on streamlining customs formalities for international railway transport and deliberate on possibility to use ASEAN Customs Transit System (ACTS) to facilitate railway cargo transit operation among the respective ASEAN Member States.
The ESCAP secretariat would also present an update on the initiatives to strengthen international railway transport under the new Regional Action Programme on Transport in Asia and the Pacific as adopted by the ESCAP Transport Ministers in December 2021. The tentative programme for the webinar is attached.
The outcomes of the webinar will help to identify priority areas and recommendations for streamlining transport procedures and customs formalities for cross-border railway among the respective ASEAN Member States as well as on the necessary steps required for possible implementation of ACTS to include railway as mode of transport.
Participation in by invitation only.
For further information about the webinar please contact:
Mr. Sandeep Jain, Transport Division, ESCAP at [email protected]
Mr. Beny Irzanto, ASEAN secretariat at [email protected]
Mr. Kenneth Tiong, Transport, Transit & Customs Advisor ARISE Plus - ASEAN Regional Integration Support from the EU at [email protected]